THE THREE ANGELS’
8. THE ABOMINABLE WINE OF
First angel: Glorify & reveal God’s character
First angel: God’s judgment hour is come
First angel: God’s people must keep his Ten
Commandments including the Sabbath
First angel: Glorify God [Health & temperance]
First angel: Dead are in the grave until the first
BABYLON’S MESSAGE GOES
CONTRARY TO GOD’S MESSAGE
- Babylon was God’s bride; but Babylon have
apostatized [REVELATION 17].
- Babylon: Woman / Harlot / Church [System]
- Babylon: Sits upon many waters
- Babylon: [Religious Apostate System] fornicates
with the kings of the earth
- Babylon: Mother with children born to her
- Babylon: Gives a cup with abominable wine to
- Babylon: A religious system decked with silver,
gold, and precious stones.
BABYLON IS GUILTY: BLOOD
OF THE SAINTS
And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of
the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of
Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with
THE SECOND ANGEL: BABYLON IS
Babylon: Forces its wine on all of earth’s
Babylon: REVELATION 18:2, 3
- A habitation of devils
- A place of unclean spirits
- A place for every unclean and hateful bird
Babylon: All nations [Along with the kings of the
earth] drink of her abominable wine
Babylon: Merchants become rich with her
WHAT DOES WINE [BIBLE] REPRESENT?
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the
disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And
he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to
them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my
blood of the new testament, which is shed for many
for the remission of sins.
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth
nothing: the words that I speak unto you, [they]
are spirit, and [they] are life.
Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto
you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and
drink his blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso
eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath
eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink
indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my
blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living
Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he
that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
This is that bread which came down from heaven:
not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he
that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
ELLEN G. WHITE, “LIFT HIM UP”,
WINE=[TEACHINGS OF JESUS]
BOTTLES=[TEACHING OF THE
Neither do men put new wine into old bottles:
else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out,
and the bottles perish: but they put new wine
into new bottles, and both are preserved.
SDA BIBLE COMMENTARY, Vol. 5, p. 1089.1
Jesus knew that He could do the scribes and
Pharisees no good, unless they would empty
themselves of self-importance. He chose new bottles
for His new wine of doctrine, and made fishermen
and unlearned believers the heralds of His truth to
the world. And yet, though His doctrine seemed new
to the people, it was in fact not a new doctrine, but
the revelation of the significance of that which had
been taught from the beginning. It was His design
that His disciples should take the plain,
unadulterated truth for the guide of their life. They
were not to add to His words, or give a forced
meaning to His utterances. They were not to put a
mystical interpretation upon the plain teaching of
the Scriptures, and draw from theological stores to
build up some man-made theory.
WHAT’S IN BABYLON’S CUP?
REVELATION 17:3, 4
...and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured
beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven
heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in
purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and
precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in
her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her
WHAT’S THE FILTHINESS OF
DEUTERONOMY 7:25, 26
The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with
fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is]
on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou be snared
therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy
God. Neither shalt thou bring an abomination
into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it:
[but] thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt
utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.
EXODUS 20: 4-6
Graven images [Likeness of anything]
Worship images [Abomination]
And changed the glory of the uncorruptible
God into an image made like to corruptible
man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
When thou art come into the land which the LORD
thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after
the abominations of those nations. There shall not
be found among you [any one] that maketh his son
or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] that
useth divination, [or] an observer of times, or an
enchanter, or a witch, Or a charmer, or a
consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a
necromancer. For all that do these things [are]
an abomination unto the LORD: and because of
these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive
them out from before thee.
FALSE TEACHINGS & TRADITIONS
He that turneth away his ear from hearing the
law, even his prayer [shall be] abomination.
...Ye are they which justify yourselves before men;
but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is
highly esteemed among men is abomination in
the sight of God.
I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the
lewdness of thy whoredom, [and] thine
abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto
thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean?
when [shall it] once [be]?
FORNICATION WITH KINGS
With whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have
been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
Babylon’s [religious system] has Illicit relations
with the [political system] of this world in order to
push its agenda forward.
Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
GUILTY OF SHEDDING INNOCENT
Now, thou son of man, wilt thou judge, wilt thou
judge the bloody city? yea, thou shalt show her all
her abominations. Then say thou, Thus saith the
Lord GOD, The city sheddeth blood in the midst
of it, that her time may come, and maketh idols
against herself to defile herself.
And I saw the woman drunken with the
blood of the saints, and with the blood of
the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I
wondered with great admiration.
BABYLON’S ABOMINATIONS: SUN
EZEKIEL 8:16, 17
And he brought me into the inner court of the
LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the
temple of the LORD, between the porch and
the altar, [were] about five and twenty men,
with their backs toward the temple of the
LORD, and their faces toward the east; and
they worshipped the sun toward the east.
Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen [this], O
son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of
Judah that they commit the abominations
which they commit here?
SUN WORSHIP: IDOLATRY
Who made the sun?
Was it [Sun] made for worship?
So what happens if/when you turn that day into a
day of worship? Idolatry
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or
any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above,
or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the
water under the earth...
Who made the first day of the week?
Was it [First day] made for worship?
So what happens if/when you turn that day into a
day of worship? Idolatry
ELLEN G. WHITE, THE GREAT
CONTROVERSY, p. 389
The Bible declares that before the coming of the
Lord, Satan will work "with all power and signs and
lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of
unrighteousness;" and they that "received not the
love of the truth, that they might be saved," will
be left to receive "strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie." [2 THESS. 2:9-11.] Not until
this condition shall be reached, and the union of
the church with the world shall be fully
accomplished, throughout Christendom, will the
fall of Babylon be complete. The change is a
progressive one, and the perfect fulfillment of
Revelation 14:8 is yet future.
ELLEN G.WHITE, TESTIMONIES TO
MINISTERS, pp.61, 62
…God has a church upon the earth who are His
chosen people, who keep His commandments. He is
leading, not stray offshoots, not one here and one
there, but a people. ...The gospel net draws not
only good fish, but bad ones as well, and the Lord
only knows who are His. It is our individual duty to
walk humbly with God. We are not to seek any
strange, new message. We are not to think that the
chosen ones of God who are trying to walk in the
light compose Babylon. The fallen denominational
churches are Babylon. Babylon has been
fostering poisonous doctrines. The wine of
This wine of error is made up of false doctrines,
such as the natural immortality of the soul, the
eternal torment of the wicked, the denial of the pre-
existence of Christ prior to His birth in Bethlehem,
and advocating and exalting the first day of the
week above God's holy and sanctified day. These
and kindred errors are presented to the world by the
various churches, and thus the Scriptures are
fulfilled that say, 'For all nations have drunk of the
wine of the wrath of her fornication.' It is a wrath
which is created by false doctrines, and when kings
and presidents drink this wine of the wrath of her
fornication, they are stirred with anger against those
who will not come into harmony with the false and
satanic heresies which exalt the false Sabbath, and
lead men to trample underfoot God's memorial....
....But the true leader of all this rebellion is Satan
clothed as an angel of light. Men will be deceived
and will exalt him to the place of God, and deify
him. But Omnipotence will interpose, and to the
apostate churches that unite in the exaltation of
Satan, the sentence will go forth, 'Therefore shall
her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning,
and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with
fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth
her.'" ...The object of preaching is not alone to
convey information, not merely to convince the
intellect. The preaching of the word should
appeal to the intellect, and should impart
knowledge, but it should do more than this. The
words of the minister should reach the hearts of
IS HAVING A CLEAN HEART
SUFFICIENT FOR GOD?
REVELATION 18:1, 2, 4
And after these things I saw another angel come
down from heaven, having great power; and the
earth was lightened with his glory. And he cried
mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the
great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation
of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a
cage of every unclean and hateful bird. And I heard
another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of
her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her
sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
GOD’S END-TIME REMNANT
And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst
of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set
a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh
and that cry for all the abominations that be
done in the midst thereof.
And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing
that defileth, neither [whatsoever] worketh
abomination, or [maketh] a lie: but they which are
written in the Lamb's book of life.